Install PHP 7.4 ZTS with ext-parallel on Debian 10

apt-get install build-essential pkg-config autoconf bison re2c libxml2-dev libssl-dev libsqlite3-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libpng-dev libjpeg-dev libonig-dev libfreetype6-dev libxslt1-dev libzip-dev libtidy-dev libmysqlclient-dev

cd /usr/local/src

wget -qO-${VERSION}.tar.gz | tar -xz
cd php-${VERSION}/ext

git clone --depth 1 --branch v1.1.4

cd ..
./buildconf --force

./configure \
    --prefix=/etc/php/7.4z \
    --with-config-file-path=/etc/php/7.4z \
    --with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php/7.4z/conf.d \
    --disable-cgi \
    --with-zlib \
    --with-zip \
    --enable-soap \
    --enable-intl \
    --with-openssl \
    --with-curl \
    --enable-mysqlnd \
    --with-mysqli=mysqlnd \
    --with-pdo-mysql=mysqlnd \
    --enable-pcntl \
    --enable-gd \
    --enable-exif \
    --with-jpeg \
    --with-freetype \
    --with-xsl \
    --with-gettext \
    --enable-bcmath \
    --enable-mbstring \
    --enable-calendar \
    --with-tidy \
    --enable-maintainer-zts \
    --enable-parallel \
    --enable-ftp \

make -j$(nproc)
make install

cp php.ini-production /etc/php/7.4z/php.ini
ln -s /etc/php/7.4z/bin/php /usr/bin/php74z

Additional config: OPCache needs to be turned on, otherwise may run to memory corruption error in parallel extension.

mkdir /etc/php/7.4z/conf.d
nano /etc/php/7.4z/conf.d/additional.ini




New in Symfony 5.3: Notifier Integrations

The Notifier component was introduced in Symfony 5.2 as the best way to send notifications via one or more channels (email, SMS, chats, etc.) The component is already integrated with dozens of services, but in Symfony 5.3 we’ve added many more integrations:

Chatting services

SMS services


We’ve also added some fake SMS and chat services so you can use them to debug features while developing them:

Source: Symfony Blog

How to install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

What is Wine?
Wine (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

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NO_PUBKEY B188E2B695BD4743

Sometimes you may see this error “The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY B188E2B695BD4743”

You can solve this issue by running the following commands.

apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys B188E2B695BD4743
# apt-get update

Docker for Symfony 1.0.7 has been released


We pleased to announce the release of “Docker for Symfony” 1.0.7

  • BUGFIX [PHP] Remove xdebug from pecl installation if disabled
  • FEATURE [MYSQL] Import MySQL database copy without using a password form the console
  • FEATURE [PHP] Added ability to change max_execution_time in file .env
  • FEATURE [NGINX] Added ability to put rewrite rules into file config/nginx/rewrite/project.conf
  • FEATURE [NGINX] Added ability select SF vs SF + PWA configuration
  • FEATURE [PMA] Added phpMyAdmin auto login functionality

The project “Docker for Symfony” you can find here

Docker for Symfony is 1 year old!

The first birthday of the open source project “Docker for Symfony” aka D4D.LT was on December 16, 2019. The future of this project was unknown. However, after 3 months work some companies have provided us with testing server (Hostinger) and programming tools (JetBrains). The open source project “Docker for Symfony” is constantly being improved and new features are being introduced.

A few of them:
1. We improved environment file configuration. Some settings can be controlled using bash script.
2. Support all available Symfony framework versions: 2.x, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x.
3. Support another possible frameworks, e.g. CodeIgniter (CI), CakePHP, Laravel (not tested yet).
4. NodeJS version selection.

The project “Docker for Symfony” you can find here